14 October 2012

fell into the fall

wanna slow-motion dance with me? my brother shared this track with me from mystery duo, rhye. the pitchfork comparison to sade makes sense to me. and considering the dickson children spent many hours lakeside with our mom and aunt listening to her sultry voice, i can hear why we like this.

"the fall"

06 August 2012

too deep for tears to well

∆ (alt-J). real curious about these brits. should i consider acl after all?


04 June 2012

and here we are

lost lander is matt sheehy's latest project. you'll know him from ramona falls. producer, brent knopf funded ramona falls, and is a former member of menomena. this track, "cold feet" is blowing my mind with loveliness.

get it for free?

27 March 2012

this is gonna be weird...

 ...this csj idiom means "these guys are gonna kill it." case in point(s):

"dark allies" by light asylum--yup, female vocalist. watch it, she'll kick your ass.

AND dan deacon. the man is a genius. instructions were to follow the interpretive dancer. look for c, r, a, s, & i straight ahead. 

other favorites at sxsw this year: built to spill, clap your hands say yeah, chairlift, andrew bird, youth lagoon, sharon van etten, and (totally surprised) fiona apple. here are a few samples...

"same mistake" by clap your hands say yeah

"sifters" by andrew bird

"i belong in your arms" by chairlift

we danced just as hard to this song on night two. "goin' against your mind" by built to spill

25 March 2012

when the day is done

dang, bummed i missed poliça during sxsw. especially now that i am obsessed with the way former folk singer, channy leaneagh, manipulates her vocals on this track. that's some beautiful autotune.

"wandering star" by poliça

11 March 2012

you built yourself a myth

good news, beach house will release 'bloom' in may. whoot!

here's "myth"

03 January 2012

eleven for '11

favorite eleven songs of 2011
  1. "amor fati", washed out. naturally.
  2. "the broken places", moby. moby combined sounds just right to create a mellow mood.
  3. "keep pushing on", john maus. john maus is so rad.
  4. "posters", youth lagoon. love the whole album. give this song some time, once it really starts, you'll know it.
  5. "raw umber twilight", WALLS. one of my newest favorite running songs.
  6. "somebody that i used to know (feat. kimbra)", gotye. i'll admit it, don't know any other gotye. but i am going to explore on account of how much i love this track.
  7. "steep hills of vicodin tears", a winged victory for the sullen. the ambient stars of the lid coupled with piano. a beauty.
  8. "te amo", atlas sound. bradford cox is the shit. he made it onto my bests last year with deerhunter. keep it up, bradford, it's that good.
  9. "towers", bon iver. hands down one of my favorite concerts this year. 
  10. "we have everything", young galaxy. i'm not sick of this song, and i've been listening to it for almost a whole year.
  11. "whole love", wilco. i'm usually not a fan of wilco. john said this song sounds reminiscent of the grateful dead. that explains it.